Dry Powder with John Krasinski, Claire Danes: Review, Pics

Dry Powder is a play about a private equity firm that tries to buy a luggage company, but it is not as dry as it sounds, and not just because its cast includes John Krasinski (formerly of The Office), Claire Danes (Homeland) and Hank Azaria (The Simpsons), and it’s directed by Thomas Kail (Hamilton.). The play by Sarah Burgess, which has opened at the Public Theater, is reminiscent of Oliver Stone’s 1987 movie Wall Street…

The banter (between Krasinski and Danes) is as amusing in its way as the repartee by the couple in a romantic comedy who start off loathing one another – except in this play, Seth and Jenny most certainly do not wind up falling in love. The playwright’s interest is elsewhere. She has something pointed and sophisticated to say about the economic engine and the people who drive it, and she does so with a couple of unexpected twists.

Full review at DC Theatre Scene

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Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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